Race for the Truck-Lite trophy

By Land Line staff


Plenty of smoking-hot trucks rolled into Fort Worth to compete for the National Association of Show Truck’s fifth Truck-Lite Trophy Series qualifier at Billy Bob’s Texas Truck Round-Up.

“Competitors and spectators alike endured 90-plus temperatures with little shade to be found, but a good time was still had by all,” according to Neil Finegan, NAST vice president. Finegan reported that 24 trucks competed.

Bobby Lindamood and Jake Lindamood of Irving, TX, won Best-of-Show – Working Combination for their 2007 extended hood, mocha pearl/dark brown metallic Pete 379 and 2007 CPS demolition trailer.

OOIDA member and last year’s Truck-Lite Trophy champion, Truett Novosad of Caldwell, TX, won Best-of-Show – Working Bobtail for his blue and white Pete 397 tri-axle.

Kenneth Yeary of Weatherford, TX, won Best of Show – Non-Working, for his blue and black 1986 W900 Kenworth.

The Lindamoods were chosen as the fifth Truck-Lite Trophy qualifiers and will now head to the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville in March 2009 to compete for the Truck-Lite Trophy Championship.

Other NAST Truck-Lite qualifiers

In May, the U.S. Truck Rally and Rodeo in Bloomington, IL, kicked off the 2008 NAST season. The first Truck-Lite qualifier and Best of Show – Working Combination winner was Jerry Kissinger of Stoughton, WI, and his 1991 Mack Superliner.

At the Great Lakes Fifth Annual Truck Show in Tecumseh, MI, in late May, Brian and Marie Patrick of Chelsea, MI, clinched the second Truck-Lite Trophy qualifying spot with their 2007 Peterbilt 379, “The Patriot.”

In June, the third qualifier was Warren Nyland of Martin, MI, who won Best of Show – Working Bobtail at the West Michigan Truck Show/Industry Expo in Muskegon, MI. The 1996 W900L Kenworth, titled “Shovelhead,” is owned by Roddy’s Trucks.

At the Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show in St. Ignace, MI, in September, Jeremy Hassevoort of Holland, MI, secured the fourth

Truck-Lite Trophy qualifying position of the season. He took home the trophy for Best of Show – Working Combination with his 1986 Peterbilt 359 and a reefer unit, owned by Rabbit River Transport.

As of press time, the sixth and final Truck-Lite Trophy qualifier was scheduled to be named at the Meca South Florida Truck Show in November in Medley, FL.

All six qualifiers will compete for the NAST/Truck-Lite Trophy Series Championship title at MATS. LL